Sunday, June 28, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Pineda (8-4) vs. Collin McHugh (8-3)
The Houston Astros host the New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park on Sunday. The Yankees send Michael Pineda to the mound to face Collin McHugh of the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -118 and Houston at +108. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Yankees, with a 38-36 run line record, cover the spread 51% of the time. They also have a 40-31 over/under record. The Astros have a 36-37 over/under record and a 45-31 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 59% of the time.
The Yankees head into this matchup with a 40-34 record, including 19-20 on the road. Michael Pineda has an earned run average of 4.25 and is 8-4 so far on the season while having a 1.28 WHIP. In his starts, the Yankees are 9-5 over his 84.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 96 hits during those innings. The Yankees are also 9-3 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 193 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.54. Opposing teams are hitting .214 against the Yankees bullpen while walking 97 times and striking out 263 times. New York is averaging 8.41 strikeouts per game while getting 8.9 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 21st in baseball in team earned run average at 4.08.
New York ranks 11th in the league in team batting average at .259 while hitting .238 on the road. The Yankees on-base percentage sits at .326, which puts them at 7th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .433. Brett Gardner leads the team in hits with 75 while the team ranks 8th in baseball with 9 hits per game.
With a 24-15 home record, Houston will hope to improve on their 43-33 overall mark. Collin McHugh is starting this game 8-3 for the season with an earned run average of 4.80 and a WHIP of 1.33. In his starts, the Astros are 10-5 and he has allowed 103 hits over 93.2 innings pitched this season. The Astros are also 10-4 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 5.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 155 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 2.62. Opposing teams are hitting .191 against the Astros bullpen while walking 61 times and striking out 237 times. Houston is averaging 7.81 strikeouts per game while getting 7.95 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.56.
They rank 27th in the league in team batting average with a .240 average while hitting .232 at home. The Astros on-base percentage sits at .308, which puts them at 21st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .422. Jose Altuve leads the team in hits with 79 while the team ranks 27th in baseball with 8.04 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Yankees have a fielding percentage of .981 with 53 total errors, 690 assists and 1,997 put outs. The Astros have committed 38 errors on the season with 822 assists and 2,049 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .987 on the year.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 40-31 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 38-36 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 36-37 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 45-31 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
06/24/15 SS Brendan Ryan Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/22)
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/20)
06/10/15 P Andrew Miller Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/10)
05/30/15 CF Slade Heathcott Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
05/20/15 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
06/26/15 P Chad Qualls Neck Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)
06/22/15 CF Jake Marisnick Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/19)
05/29/15 P Scott Feldman Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/14)
04/28/15 SS Jed Lowrie Thumb Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/28)
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Side Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/14)
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros
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